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F&ES 834 01 (23567)  
Environmental Protection Clinic
Douglas Kysar
Bruce Ho
Katherine Kennedy
M 12.10-2.00 SLB 124
Spring 2013 
3 credits. The Environmental Law Clinic is designed to introduce students to several major environmental policy questions and a variety of methods of advocating for environmental improvement and clean-energy goals. There are weekly class sessions, alternating between seminars and project team meetings. Students work in small interdisciplinary teams (with students from the Law School and occasionally other parts of the Yale community), ten to twelve hours per week (for a total of 120 hours), for a single client organization, such as a local, national, or international environmental organization, a community group, or a local, state, or national governmental entity. Students work on a specific project or series of projects that involve environmental law and policy issues, and that may include litigation, drafting legislation, participating in stakeholder working groups and international negotiations, and developing policy proposals. Students may propose projects and client organizations, subject to approval by the instructors. Enrollment limited.
Prerequisite: permission of the instructors. If you would like to enroll, please send one paragraph on why you are interested in the course, as well as your résumé, to Professors Kysar ( and Kennedy ( This course follows the Yale Law School academic calendar.